Sara is 31 years old and a married woman with one child. She has a small plantation and grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Sara has requested a loan to buy tarpaulin, barbed wire, a spade, a rake and bushknives.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Sara hopes to expand the business.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.